Flooding, Jams In Delhi Amid Heavy Rain, House Collapses

The sudden morning showers led to a dip in the temperature, bringing relief to the Delhi residents facing sultry weather for a few days.

Delhi witnessed heavy rain in early hours of Wednesday.

Highlights

  • Heavy rain in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida on Wednesday morning
  • Downpour left parts of Delhi, Gurgaon flooded; heavy traffic reported
  • Weather office predicted heavy rain for national capital for Wednesday
New Delhi:

Heavy rain in Delhi and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Noida this morning led to a dip in temperature, bringing relief to residents from the sultry weather. The downpour left parts of Delhi and Gurgaon flooded, leading to long traffic jam in several areas.

The weather office IMD has forecast more rain in the national capital today. Key stretches of major roads in the city are flooded, news agency PTI reported.

The Delhi Traffic police have sent alerts on their official Twitter handle warning of traffic jam and breakdowns.

According to the India Meteorological Department, south-westerly winds from the Arabian Sea and south-easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal are feeding moisture to the region, leading to heavy rain.

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Cloudy weather was seen in the national capital after the rain.

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Morning shots of Delhi rain today.

In Uttar Pradesh's Agra, some 200 km from Delhi, an old house collapsed after heavy rain overnight. Another house collapsed in Delhi's Nangloi.

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A house collapsed in Delhi in heavy rain.

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A picture of the traffic situation in Gurugram.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 139.2 mm rainfall against the normal of 157.1 mm in August so far, a deficiency of 11 per cent.

Overall, it has recorded 457.8 mm rainfall, six per cent more than the normal of 433.2 mm since June 1 when the monsoon season starts.

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Skymet weather in a late night tweet said that Delhi and parts of northern India will witness rain for the next 24 hours.

"During the next 24 hours, light to moderate rains are possible over Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala," Skymet weather tweeted.